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El Carajo

2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
305.856.2424
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Ranked #101 of 3,618 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

So, we know of a few people who have been here. When they said it was in a Gas Station....you think they mean it is a restaurant located near, behind, next to (or perhaps the parking) is in the gas station....Nope, it's IN a gas station. Think of pumping your gas, and going in to pay and/or grab a soda... More

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Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Never did I imagine that such a nice little restaurant could be found in a gas station. This has to the best discovery I have ever made. They have authentic Spanish food. Anything you order is delicious. They have hundreds of wines to choose from as well. Hands down one of the best restaurants.

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We walked here after visiting Viscaya museum. It was truly a great experience. The tapas were nice and the spanish beer "mahou" I had was tasty too. It was hard to find the place till we called the restaurant. It is inside the gas station, which I would have never thought of. Great food and wine selections. A must come.... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Really nice place in a unique setting with an old gas station. Lots of tapas form lobster to saradines and all are very good. The sangia is also excellent. Good service and good prices.

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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Well went here to celebrate my brothers birthday -- absolutely wonderful. We ordered several tapas as appetizers Galician soup (caldo gallego) just perfect great flavor. Since there were 6 of us I would suggest rather than everyone ordering their own dinner entree I would suggest a "table de tapas" for $40 and you will feed the whole party. But you... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Surprises at first sight for location but first impresison fades quickly after the good wine. Do not try the octopus! Not if you know your seafood. Overpriced for the quality. Nice decor and almost makes you feel bad the place can't do better. Cooking needs to improve a lot. If they're trying to sell spanish culture they're far from it.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The location is unusual and unexpected, very good wine list. We had a few tapas and the meet plate , which was just ok, very averagr, not a place to go back. Unfortunately

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

What a unique place - at the back of a petrol station but with 2,500 bottles of wine to choose from and great tapas food there was nothing not to love! Buying wine at retail prices and paying just $10 corkage made it affordable and the atmosphere and staff were great. Definitely not one to miss!

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This small but unique Spaniard bistro/bakery located inside a "gas station"? definitely has a special touch from Spain. It offers and serves genuine Spaniard dishes with a flavor that has no match. The wine selection is huge and can please the most sophisticated customer. Service is efficient and prompt. Waiters are very aware of the dishes served and their preparation.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I found this restaurant on my recent trip to Miami by using the Tripadvisor app. According to the app, this restaurant was ranked among top 10 in Miami (out of over 1,000). This is a Spanish tapas and wine bar, located at a gas station behind a wine store, nothing fancy, but once you step into the restaurant space, it... More

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